General Consequences of High Field Intensity on a Two-Body Bound System

  • Howard R. Reiss
Conference paper


The principal aim of the work reported here is to examine the effect of a very intense external plane-wave electromagnetic field on a two-body bound system of charged particles. A major qualitative conclusion which emerges is that magnetic effects acquire major significance as a result of field intensity, despite the assumed nonrelativistic character of the bound system.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard R. Reiss
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Arizona Research LaboratoriesUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentThe American UniversityUSA

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